“What a Duo”- Legend Usain Bolt and Yungblud Share A Light Hearted Moment After Soccer Return

Published 09/05/2021, 12:05 PM EDT


Recently, Matthew Connell posted a story on Instagram featuring the Jamaican legend Usain Bolt and Yungblud, sharing a funny moment together after the return of Soccer Aid.

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Dominic Richard Harrison, known professionally as Yungblud, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. In the year 2018, he released his premiere EP, Yungblud. Later, released the full-length album 21st Century Liability. A year later, he released another EP, The Underrated Youth. With chart-topping songs like “Mars”, the 24-year-old has become incredibly famous, especially amongst the youth.

Talking about popularity, the name Usain Bolt is quite self-explanatory. Hailing from Jamaica; this legend holds a world record in not only 100m but also in 200m as well as 4x100m relay. Furthermore, having won 8 Olympic medals, the 35-year-old has gained worldwide recognition for his excellence in athletics.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 4 x 100 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

UNICEF Soccer Aid featuring Usain Bolt and Yungblud

Soccer Aid is a British charity annual event that has raised over £38 million in aid of UNICEF UK, through ticket sales and donations from the public. Friendly in nature, the matches are organised between two teams, namely England and the Soccer Aid World XI.

Furthermore, only celebrities and former professional players get to take part in and represent their countries. Gladly, this year Soccer Aid will make a comeback by organising matches at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester with another extensive line up all in aid of UNICEF.

Well, the lineup speaks for itself. Legendary players like Wayne Rooney, Roberto Carlos, Ashley Cole and Patrice Evra will be there. But famous faces like Usain Bolt, Roman Kemp and Paddy McGuinness, will also make an appearance. Alongside these personalities, Yungblud will also come on board.

Sharing his excitement, the Englishman said, “It’s crazy to be taking part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF – I feel like I’ve been waiting for the call my whole life! Being asked wasn’t something I even had to think about – I said yes before I got the call. I can’t wait to get back in front of an audience. My fan base are my blood and guts, so I can’t wait to see them at the Etihad Stadium.”

“I know they’ll be showing their support by buying tickets to the match. I’ll be nervous but also excited walking into the stadium alongside some of my childhood heroes. Soccer Aid is such a cool idea, and it’s for a great cause – UNICEF. Football is a lot harder than rock’n’roll for me. I think people are maybe expecting me to be on the pitch in a leather skirt and spike bracelet, but I’ll be out there trying to win the game.”

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England vs World XI at Soccer Aid

Bolt’s team defeated an England line-up 3-0 in the UNICEF fundraiser. The Jamaican wore a jersey with 9.58 on the back, in honour of his world record time for the 100m. Leading the World XI team, he annoyed the opposition with his pace early. Tackling the former Manchester United and England full-back Gary Neville, he pulled him down right outside the penalty box.

After no goals being scored in the first 45 minutes, the World XI geared up. Eventually, the team ended up scoring three times after the break. One of them was by the England goalkeeper, stand-up comic Joel Dommett and the other two were scored successfully by the British reality TV personality Kem Cetinay.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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